there came a fire, but yet the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there came a still small voice. And in that still voice, onward came the Lord. Recitative and Air 1 Kings 19:15, 18; Isaiah 54:10 Elijah: I go on my way in the strength of the Lord. For Thou art my Lord, and I will suffer for Thy sake. My heart is therefore glad, my glory rejoiceth, and my flesh shall also rest in hope. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed. But Thy kindness shall not depart from me, neither shall the covenant of Thy peace be removed. Air Matthew 13:43; Isaiah 51:11 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in their heavenly Father’s realm. Joy on their head shall be for everlasting, and all sorrow and mourning shall flee away forever. Chorus Isaiah 53:8; Psalm 3:1 Lord, our Creator, how excellent Thy name is in all the nations. Thou fillest heaven with thy glory. Amen! RESPONSE TO THE LORD OFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE HYMN 410, vs. 1 & 3 - God Is Calling through the Whisper J. S. Bach W ŻLOBIE LEŻY CHARGE & BENEDICTION POSTLUDE - Rondeau PREPARATION FOR THE WORD Those who are able, please stand; bold print in unison. PRELUDE - Sinfonia from Partita No. 2 in C minor PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER (Concluding with the Lord’s Prayer using “debts” and “debtors,” Hymnal, page 35.) OFFERTORY - Courante First Presbyterian Church, Annapolis, Maryland March 22, 2015 – 8:30 & 11:00 am Worship Fifth Sunday in Lent J. S. Bach Many thanks to our soloists this morning: Linda Barbour, Aaron Barker, Brenda Duvall, John Fleming, David Hancock, Erin Jones, Frank Lyman, Ted Mussenden, Cathy Pekel, Steven Rainbolt, Ellen Wakeley and Alison Whitacre. HEARING AIDS, LARGE PRINT BULLETINS & BIBLES AVAILABLE FROM USHERS. J.S. Bach SILENT REFLECTION Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He never will suffer the righteous to fall: He is at thy right hand. Thy mercy, Lord, is great; and far above the heavens. Let none be made ashamed that wait upon Thee. Elijah text, chorus, Psalm 55 NOTICES OF CONGREGATIONAL LIFE (Please sign the Greeter Pad and pass it along your pew and back again.) CHORAL INTROIT - God is Here CALL TO WORSHIP I lift up my eyes to the hills – from whence will my help come. My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The Lord will keep you from all evil. The Lord will keep our lives. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in, from this time on and forevermore. ABBOTS’S LEIGH Psalm 121 HYMN 645, vs. 1 & 2 - Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above MIT FREUDEN ZART PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD TIME WITH CHILDREN (Godly offered for pre-k and kindergarten only; all other children may remain in worship with their families at both services.) PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION CANTATA - Elijah Felix Mendelssohn (First English version performed in 1846, Birmingham, England) Introduction 1 Kings 17: 1 Elijah: As God the Lord of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. Duet and Chorus The People: Lord bow thine ear to our prayer. Duet: Zion spreadeth her hands for aid, and there is neither help nor comfort. Recitative and Air 1 Kings 17: 17, 18, 21-24 The Widow: What have I to do with thee, O man of God? Art thou come to me, to call my sin unto remembrance? To slay my son art thou come hither? Help me, man of God! My son is sick, and his sickness is so sore, that there is no breath left in him! I go mourning all the day long, I lie down and weep at night. See mine affliction. Be thou the orphan’s helper. Elijah: Give me thy son. Turn unto her, O Lord my God; in mercy help this widow’s son. For Thou art gracious, and full of compassion, and plenteous in mercy and truth. Lord, my God, O let the spirit of this child return, that he again may live. The Widow: Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise thee? Elijah: Lord, my God O let the spirit of this child return, that he again may live. The Widow: The Lord hath heard thy prayer, the soul of my son reviveth. Elijah: Now behold, thy son liveth! The Widow: Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that His word in thy mouth is the truth. What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits to me? Both: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. O blessed are they who fear Him! Chorus Psalm 128 Blessed are the men who fear Him, they ever walk in the ways of peace. He is gracious, compassionate and righteous. Recitative and Air 1 Kings 18: 30, 36, 37 Elijah: Draw near, all ye people: come to me! Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. This day let it be known that Thou art God, and I am Thy servant. O show to all this people that I have done these things according to Thy word. O hear me, Lord, and answer me, and show this people that Thou art Lord God; and let their hearts again be turned. Chorus Psalm 55 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He never will suffer the righteous to fall: He is at thy right hand. Thy mercy, Lord, is great; and far above the heavens. Let none be made ashamed that wait upon Thee. Air Job 7: 15. 1 Kings 19: 10 Elijah: It is enough, O Lord now take away my life, for I am not better than my fathers. Recitative 1 Kings 19:5 See now, he sleepeth beneath a juniper tree in the wilderness. And there the angels of the Lord encamp round about all them that fear Him. Trio Psalm 121:1, 3 Angels: Lift thine eyes to the mountains, whence cometh help. Thy help cometh from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He hath said, thy foot shall not be moved. Thy Keeper will never slumber. Chorus Psalm 121:4 He, watching over Israel, slumbers not, nor sleeps. Shouldst thou, walking in grief, languish, He will quicken thee. Recitative 1 Kings 19:11 Elijah: Night falleth round me, O Lord. Be Thou not far from me. Hide not Thy face, O Lord, from me. My soul is thirsting for Thee, as a thirsty land. An Angel: Arise, now, get thee without, stand on the mount before the Lord. For there His glory will appear and shine on thee. Thy face must be veiled, for He draweth near. Chorus 1 Kings 19:11, 12 Behold God the Lord passed by. And a mighty wind rent the mountains around, break in pieces the rocks, break them before the Lord. But yet the Lord was not in the tempest. Behold, God the Lord passed by. And the sea was upheaved, and the earth was shaken. But yet the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake LOOKING AHEAD IN WORSHIP HOLY WEEK Palm Sunday – Sunday, March 29 8:30 and 11:00 am – The Rev. Heather Shortlidge preaching. Distribution of Palms. “EGGstravaganza” at 12:15 pm. Be a part of this special tradition. Egg decorating for all ages and an egg hunt for the little ones. Bring raw white eggs WITHOUT any markings for the more advanced egg waxing and egg batiking. We are also in need of onion skins; skins may be dropped off in the church office or resource room. LUNCH PROVIDED. Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 2 6:30 pm – Dinner and Communion in Fellowship Hall. (Simple dinner provided.) 7:30 pm – Tenebrae Service in the Sanctuary with Choir, Confirmation Student Liturgists and pastors. The service of darkness includes the readings of the arrest, interrogation and crucifixion of Jesus. Good Friday – Friday, April 3 12:15-12:45 pm in the Chapel; Scripture and song for the day. Easter! – Sunday, April 5 6:30 am – Courtyard worship 9:00 & 11:00 am – Sanctuary with Choir All three services include the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. The Rev. Shortlidge will preach at 6:30 am and the Rev. Hathaway at 9:00 and 11:00 am, “While It Was Still Dark.” Sunday school will not be offered Easter morning. William L. Hathaway, Pastor / Heather G. Shortlidge, Associate Pastor Robert W. Muckenfuss, Director of Music Melissa “Miss” Good, Director of Children’s & Youth Ministry James G. Kirk, Parish Associate The National Naval Memorial of the Presbyterian Church (USA) An Earth Care Congregation of the PC (USA) Partner with Evangelical Church of the Czech Brethren, Czech Republic 171 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis MD 21401 [email protected] / www.annapolis-presbyterian.com Phone: 410-267-8705 / Fax: 410-268-9643 THOSE ASSISTING THIS MORNING - Liturgists: William L. Hathaway, Heather G. Shortlidge, Elizabeth Cassidy (8:30), Susan Rosendahl (11:00); Time with Children: Miss Good; Ushers: Craig & Maggie Leffler (8:30), Merritt, Kate, Peter & Henry Schoff, Mark Moran (11:00); Greeter: Barb Pratt (8:30); Acolytes: Annick Manseau, Sam Lander (11:00); Godly Play: Sharon Wiegand (8:30), Agnes Cobbum, Holly Moring (11:00). STAFF NOTES - Congratulations Heather Shortlidge for successfully defending her dissertation last week. Heather will graduate in May with a Doctorate in Ministry (DMin) in Preaching. Amber, in the nursery, will not be at church today but Brigette Parr will be working with Natalie including after church during the Auction. ANNOUNCEMENTS PC(USA) APPROVES SAME SEX MARRIAGE - On Tuesday, the 86th Presbytery within the PCUSA voted in favor of changing our Directory for Worship to allow sessions and pastors to provide marriage services for same sex couples. Even though other presbyteries will still vote, the simple majority has been achieved and the change is authorized. This change allows but does not require PC(USA) congregations to provide such pastoral support. Our Session voted in April of 2013 to welcome same sex couples to the rights and responsibilities of Christian marriage and petitioned our General Assembly to take similar action. CHILDREN & YOUTH REMINDERS TODAY - Youth Fellowship will NOT be offered due to the Auction at 12:15 pm. SUNDAY, MARCH 29 - Fellowship WILL be offered Palm Sunday from 1:00-2:30 pm after EGGstravaganza. Youth Sunday planning will continue to be our focus. EASTER, APRIL 5 - Sunday school will NOT be offered. Have a good spring break! EASTER PLANTS - To purchase plant(s) that will decorate the sanctuary for Easter, please call or email [email protected] with your name, to whom the lilies are in memory/honor of, and your relationship to the individual(s). Cost is $20 per plant by offering plate, by mail or online at www.annapolis-presbyterian.com/pay. DEADLINE: MARCH 29. Information may also be submitted in offering plate: YOUTH AUCTION & BRUNCH: NOON TODAY IN FELLOWSHIP HALL CALENDAR OF EVENTS Date Sun, 3/22 Church FIFTH LENT 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:00 12:15 Community Worship (Sanctuary) - Cantata Education Hour Coffee Hour (FH) Worship (Sanctuary) - Cantata Youth Auction & Pancake Brunch (FH) Mon, 3/23 12:00 7:15 7:30 Noon AA (FH) GA (FH) ACOA (Music) 7:00 Czech English to the Church Kick-Off Meeting (KC1a) Tues, 3/24 7:00 Joint Session Meeting with Trustees & Deacons (FH) 12:00 Noon AA (FH) Wed, 3/25 12:00 6:00 7:00 Church Staff Meeting (KC1a) Last Circle Dinner (FH) Last Circle (campus-wide) 12:00 Noon AA (FH) 12:00 Noon AA (FH) 6:15 7:30 Handbell Rehearsal (Music) Choir Rehearsal (Music) Fri, 3/27 12:00 Noon AA (FH) Sat, 3/28 8:30 Thurs, 3/26 Sun, 3/29 PALM SUNDAY 8:30 Worship (Sanctuary) 9:30 Education Hour 10:30 Coffee Hour (FH) 11:00 Worship (Sanctuary) 12:15 EGGstravaganza & Pizza Lunch (FH) 1:00-2:30 Youth Fellowship (Youth Room) Evening AA (FH) Afternoon tea for 4 2 Orioles tickets, games tbd 2 Navy football tickets, homecoming game, Oct. 24, seats on 50-yard line 2 preseason Redskins tickets Almost-new crib Chincoteague beach house Custom sermon by Bill Hathaway 4 box seats to any Bowie Baysox game Pie-a-month, baked by Barbara Burroughs NC Outerbanks beach house, one week stay Lodging for one week in Rockport, Maine Youth offering yardwork, snow shoveling, and labor (buyers’ choice!) Brunch for 6 Petsitting Cardmaking Class Star-making lesson Golf outing Sunset Cruise Navy football tickets Afternoon sailboat ride 3-night stay at cottage in Ocean Pines, MD Custom seasonal planter Services including babysitting, birthday party helper, piano and violin lessons, tutoring, snowboarding lessons and more Assorted baked goods And more! Come to the Youth Auction to see it all!
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